Dr. Ronald E. Gill was elected 2022-23 AVMA Board of Directors chair during the Board’s July 31 meeting in Philadelphia. Dr. Charles Lemme was elected 2022-23 Board vice chair.
Dr. Gill joined the Board in 2017, representing District VI, which covers AVMA members living in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.
Dr. Gill, a 1975 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, owns Three Rivers Veterinary Clinic in West Salem, Illinois.
Dr. Gill has served on multiple entities within the AVMA, including the Council on Veterinary Service and the Governance Performance Review Committee, both of which he chaired for two years. He was also vice chair of the Council on Education.
As AVMA Board vice chair, Dr. Lemme will substitute for Dr. Gill in his absence and perform other duties as prescribed by the Board or the chair.
Dr. Lemme joined the Board in 2018. He represents District VII for the Board, which encompasses Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
He is a 1975 veterinary graduate of Iowa State University. In 1985, Dr. Lemme and his family moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he bought a small animal practice and practiced until his retirement in 2018.
Dr. Lemme’s involvement with the AVMA began when he was selected to be the American Animal Hospital Association representative on the AVMA Clinical Practitioners Advisory Committee to the Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents.
Dr. Lemme also served as the Iowa alternate delegate and delegate in the AVMA House of Delegates for six years before joining the Board.
A version of this article appears in the September 2022 print issue of JAVMA.